October 22nd, 2008
10:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Palin: God will do the right thing on election day

Gov. Palin told James Dobson that God will do 'the right thing' on election day.
Gov. Palin told James Dobson that God will do 'the right thing' on election day.

FINDLAY, Ohio (CNN) –- In an interview posted online Wednesday, Sarah Palin told Dr. James Dobson of “Focus on the Family” that she is confident God will do “the right thing for America” on Nov. 4.

Dobson asked the vice presidential hopeful if she is concerned about John McCain’s sagging poll numbers, but Palin stressed that she was “not discouraged at all.”

“To me, it motivates us, makes us work that much harder,” she told the influential Christian leader, whose radio show reaches millions of listeners daily. “And it also strengthens my faith because I know at the end of the day putting this in God’s hands, the right thing for America will be done, at the end of the day on Nov. 4.”

Dobson praised Palin's opposition to abortion rights, to which the governor affirmed that she is “hardcore pro-life.”

She said giving birth to her son Trig, who has Down syndrome, has given her the opportunity “to be walking the walk and not just talking the talk” in her long-standing opposition to abortion.

Dobson - who has never been warm to McCain - asked Palin if her “private conversations” with the GOP nominee had revealed a true commitment to the Republican party’s pro-life platform, which calls for a constitutional amendment banning abortions.

"I do, from the bottom of my heart," Palin assured Dobson. “John McCain is solidly there on those solid planks in our platform that build the right agenda for America.”

She also thanked her supporters - including Dobson, who said he and his wife were asking “for God’s intervention” on election day - for their prayers of support.

“It is that intercession that is so needed,” she said. “And so greatly appreciated. And I can feel it too, Dr. Dobson. I can feel the power of prayer, and that strength that is provided through our prayer warriors across this nation. And I so appreciate it.”

The interview was taped on Monday by phone while Palin was campaigning in Colorado Springs, where “Focus on the Family” is headquartered.


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  1. Matt from MN

    Palin has no shame.
    It is so sad and wrong that republicans have successfully convinced religious american's to vote against their own best interests election after election by claiming to be the "christian" party and using social religious based "wedge issues".
    Who would Jesus bomb?
    How did Jeus feel about taking care of the poor and desitute?
    No political party can claim God's endorsment, don't be fooled again by these hypocrites.
    I ask you, fellow christians, after being in power for 8 years are you better off? Do you want the country to keep going in the same direction?
    Obama/Biden 08!

    October 22, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  2. Carmelita

    I believe that God will indeed do the right thing by having everyone vote for Obama

    PEACE
    Carmelita

    October 22, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  3. Jeremy

    God intervening in a presidential election. Making a political statement by having a child with Down syndrome. "Hardcore pro-life." "Prayer warriors." Invoking righteousness when lying about yourself and slandering your opponent.

    Repulsive.

    October 22, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  4. scott l

    I just have a question Why is Cindys Med addiction a issue with so many while the President canidate is a former abuser and its not a topic?

    October 22, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  5. Tommy

    This just gets more and more ridiculous every day. You just can't fix stupid!

    October 22, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  6. CanIcallyouJoe

    ...You..... have... to be kidding me.

    Yes, please, Mrs Palin; Please do tell us how your God will help your specific political party and your specific views come into power.

    If you do believe that the US Occupation is "..doing God's work.." in Iraq, then how the hell do you get off wanting to stomp out a terrorism sect that commits Jihad? (Jihad literally translates as 'Holy War')

    Now, I do not consider myself religious and personally doubt the existence of such a god; but even I find the idea of a being powerful enough to bring things into existence lending their awesome power to intervene in a mere political election not only pretentious but repugnant.

    And I don't think I even have to mention the echoes of fascism in this statement.

    October 22, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  7. Anonymous

    And when Obama wins, who is Palin going to blame? God? The Mainstream Media? Un-American Liberals? Or maybe she'll look in the mirror and question her brand of hate-mongering? Well, the last one seems doubtful.

    October 22, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  8. Louisiana Girl

    So, when Obama wins (thanks to the hard work of all of us in "anti-America" parts of the country), will Palin take it as a sign from God to drop out of politics and off of our tv sets?

    October 22, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  9. globalgroove

    OMG....did she really say "prayer warriors"....is that all these people know??? WAR WAR and more WAR

    October 22, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  10. 82nd Airborne Division

    CNN you don't stand for free press your a cowardly lot of spin
    artist who are just out too exploit the populous by expelling
    any knowledge submitted about the candidates that might just
    raise a few eyebrows! Shame on you!!

    October 22, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  11. Patricia

    The Republicans are not full of hate. They our best interests at heart, they are trying to save this country from satan taking over. If Obama gets elected there will be evil all over. Gay marriage and abortion just to name a few of the evil. This is not what I want my children to be brought up by.

    October 22, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  12. NY Dem

    And when Obama wins, who is Palin going to blame? God? The Mainstream Media? Un-American Liberals? Or maybe she'll look in the mirror and question her brand of hate-mongering? Well, the last one seems doubtful.

    October 22, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  13. Obama Fan

    WOW ! ! ! ! She is a real wack job!!!!! I really hope that she prays hard because it looks like Obama is the one getting blessed.

    October 22, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  14. jeremy - tx

    I am most definitely, undoubtedly a Christian. But it really pisses me off when people do what she's doing. It's absolutely insulting.

    October 22, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  15. Puffin

    Oh, no! Please do not let this woman anywhere close to making any decisions. We had God guiding us for 8 years.

    October 22, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  16. Bradley

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    October 22, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  17. rusty

    WAY TO GO SARAH!!!!!!!!!!
    WE NEED MORE LEADERS WHO TALK LIKE YOU. GOD NEEDS TO BE THE CENTRAL PART OF AMERICA AND I CAN TELL YOU HAVE NO PROBLEMS DECLARING THAT.

    October 22, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  18. McWho??

    No one's praying for Obama???? ....lol.

    October 22, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  19. Gwen

    It amazes me that the man you (falsely) accuse of being Muslim has done more that embraces Christianity than you, Sarah Palin. Don't invoke God unless you're truly on his side.

    October 22, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  20. stradivarius

    There is no god.

    October 22, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  21. Jeff, Huntington Beach, CA

    I seriously wonder about the sanity of these people... they lie, manipulate, slander... the list of offense is never ending. Then they want to bring God into all of this.

    October 22, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  22. TBird

    Shoot...... I really thought Obama had a chance, now God is getting involved... lol

    This is like a bad Farside cartoon.

    Obama 08

    October 22, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  23. gwen

    Yes the right thing will happen on election day and will have nothing to do with Mcfake/Palin.

    October 22, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  24. Rabb

    I'm sorry, I don't see any true Christians here. Most of you have probably have not read your Bibles in years.

    October 22, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  25. ranganraj

    Great way to appeal to independent women! At least you've decided to "come out of the closet" and show us that you are no moderate–your a right-winger all the way!

    October 22, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
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